Jiu huo ying xiong (As the Light Goes Out) Reviews

  • Jan 01, 2016

    A pretty atmospheric firefighting drama set in a modern powerstation on a christmas eve where maintaining power overruled preserving lives, for some.

    A pretty atmospheric firefighting drama set in a modern powerstation on a christmas eve where maintaining power overruled preserving lives, for some.

  • Dec 31, 2015

    Simon Yam stood out from the rest in this firefighters tale of courage, friendship, duty and disaster relief, Hong Kong style. Expect clichés and no surprises but some good acting :)

    Simon Yam stood out from the rest in this firefighters tale of courage, friendship, duty and disaster relief, Hong Kong style. Expect clichés and no surprises but some good acting :)

  • Aug 28, 2015

    With a story that's familiar and empathetic, As the Light Goes Out is an above average HK production with promising performances, detailed art direction and often seamlessly blended visual effects. a fine and enjoyable film

    With a story that's familiar and empathetic, As the Light Goes Out is an above average HK production with promising performances, detailed art direction and often seamlessly blended visual effects. a fine and enjoyable film

  • May 03, 2015

    Not bad. Kind of your standard disaster film involving firefighters vs fire.

    Not bad. Kind of your standard disaster film involving firefighters vs fire.

  • Apr 14, 2015

    kinda disjointed edit of the story, or the screenplay- mixed with 3 dozen people 90% covered in outfits to add to not really knowing whos who or whats going on. Would recommend "The Tower" over this one if firefighter disaster is your thing.

    kinda disjointed edit of the story, or the screenplay- mixed with 3 dozen people 90% covered in outfits to add to not really knowing whos who or whats going on. Would recommend "The Tower" over this one if firefighter disaster is your thing.

  • Apr 03, 2015

    As The Light Goes Out est un film visuellement remarquable, dans lequel Derek Kwow se sert parfaitement de son budget pour y orchestrer des séquences de destruction plutôt impressionnantes. C'est dommage qu'il ait complètement oublié que pour qu'on soit investi dans l'histoire, il fallait aussi des personnages intéressants et non pas des clichés ambulants comme celui de Nicholas Tse ou de Simon Yam. Les acteurs essaient donc de faire le maximum avec ce qu'ils ont à jouer et on les a tous vu bien meilleurs ailleurs, comme Hu Jun, qui est très mal servi par son personnage. As The Light Goes Out est aussi bien trop long pour son propre bien.

    As The Light Goes Out est un film visuellement remarquable, dans lequel Derek Kwow se sert parfaitement de son budget pour y orchestrer des séquences de destruction plutôt impressionnantes. C'est dommage qu'il ait complètement oublié que pour qu'on soit investi dans l'histoire, il fallait aussi des personnages intéressants et non pas des clichés ambulants comme celui de Nicholas Tse ou de Simon Yam. Les acteurs essaient donc de faire le maximum avec ce qu'ils ont à jouer et on les a tous vu bien meilleurs ailleurs, comme Hu Jun, qui est très mal servi par son personnage. As The Light Goes Out est aussi bien trop long pour son propre bien.

  • Mar 30, 2015

    wouldn't be right if no one died at the end. that's what makes a good story

    wouldn't be right if no one died at the end. that's what makes a good story

  • Dec 17, 2014

    The movie is full of flaws, illogical actions and slacks. It's so bad that even a 3rd grader can point them out.

    The movie is full of flaws, illogical actions and slacks. It's so bad that even a 3rd grader can point them out.

  • Dec 11, 2014

    A very intense gripping movie of the fire heroes. Acting were not bad. Storyline and action were awesome! A must watch!

    A very intense gripping movie of the fire heroes. Acting were not bad. Storyline and action were awesome! A must watch!

  • Nov 22, 2014

    a hong kong 'backdraft"

    a hong kong 'backdraft"